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Difficulties with Hijab in the West

Ustadah Raidah Shah Idil is asked if it is better not to observe hijab when living in the West due to possible harassment and conflict.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. It has been increasingly bothering me that I do not wear a hijab. I think it is fair to assume that […]

Marrying a Practicing Non-Hijabi

Ustada Raidah Shah Idil is asked if marrying a practicing sister who does not wear hijab is permissible. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Where I come from, there are many Muslims that practice Islam without their parents’ consent. I belong to such a family, but alhamduliLlah things have changed a lot for […]

Context for the Hadith: Whoever Imitates a People Is of Them

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if wearing clothes that are not traditionally Muslim in itself puts one beyond the pale.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. May Allah reward you for your great answer service. I was wondering if there is a specific historical context for the hadith: “Whoever resembles a people […]

Prayer, Past Sins, and the Hijab

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat gives valuable advice on how to make up prayers and not burn out. I’m sorry. I sent a question through earlier about making up missed prayers. I also wanted to ask, if I should be including the nafl prayers for dhuhr, maghrib and isha in my makeup prayers, or can these be […]

Are Prayers Repeated If Hair Is Showing?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat clears up confusion about hair inadvertently showing during prayer. I was praying dhuhr. I read four sunna, four fard, then two sunna. After the two sunna I realized some hair was visible. I am unsure at which part my hair became visible. I made sure to tie the scarf well before starting […]

Can a Son Force His Mother to Wear Hijab?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked whether a son can force his mother to wear hijab. Can a teenage son force his mother into hijab or certain types of clothing? A teenage son cannot force his mother to do anything, but he can and must, just like anyone else, command her to comply to Sharia which […]

Am I a ‘Dayyuth’ If I Let My Wife Go out Without Hijab and How Do I Maintain Protective Jealousy (Ghayrah)?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I saw a post online that if my wife doesn’t wear hijab, that I am a “dayyuth”. Is this true? I want to maintain a proper level of jealousy, but I do not want to tell my wife what to do as if I am her father. […]

Women Working in Fashion and Finance and Covering Properly

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari answers questions on Muslim women working in fashion and finance, and how to cover properly in the company of in-laws. Question: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. 1. I have a question regarding a career in fashion design or banking–finance. Is it allowed in Islam to have a career in these […]

Can a Woman Wear a Wig Instead of a Hijab on a Job Interview?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Can a woman wear unattractive synthetic wig, instead of hijab, on a job interview? (considering that other parts are already covered, like neck and ears etc) Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. Thank you for your question. It would not be permitted for a woman to wear an unattractive wig […]

Can I Remove My Hijab for My Safety?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I’m visiting UK for my studies. I wear hijab. The issue is that due to Islamophobic attacks increasing in the UK, a lot of people are suggesting me to not wear hijab for my safety. I’ll be living with my brother however I would have to travel […]